30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 31
 

1969 MG C Roadster
Subtly uprated to 'fast road' specification

Sold for £22,050

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: KJH 10G
Chassis No: GCN1-2328G
MOT: Exempt

  • The subject of much restoration and improvement work between 1998 - 2009 and recently treated to a professional respray, re-trimmed seats and refurbished wire wheels
  • Engine overhauled and uprated with an alloy cylinder head, Kent camshaft, Maniflow exhaust system and machined flywheel etc
  • Quaife limited slip differential, parabolic rear springs, polyurethane bushes, stainless steel fuel tank

Intended as a flagship sportscar to replace the Austin-Healey 3000, the MG C was introduced in autumn of 1967 and powered by a 2912 cc OHV straight-six engine. A strong performer, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 10 seconds and 120mph. However, the newcomer’s striking resemblance to its smaller-engined B sibling hampered sales. Thus, MG chose to axe the model in 1969 after just 4,544 Roadsters and 4,458 GTs are understood to have been made.

First registered in Hertfordshire on May 12th 1969, ‘KJH 10G’ was acquired by its last registered keeper during December 1997 joining a stable which already included a Lynx D-Type and Brough Superior motorcycle. Extensively restored and upgraded over the next twelve years, the MG underwent various structural repairs as well as being treated to a new radiator, gear lever-mounted competition overdrive switch, stainless steel fuel tank, Quaife limited slip differential, rejuvenated suspension (Bilstein dampers, parabolic rear springs, sundry polyurethane bushes), uprated brakes and a set of Heuer clocks. The engine was overhauled too, gaining an alloy cylinder head, Kent camshaft, Maniflow stainless exhaust system, Dural sump, Downton air filter housing and machined flywheel etc. Enjoyed as a fast road car that was capable of light competition usage before being laid-up during 2018 due to its then owner's ill health, the two-seater was acquired by the vendor via our October 2021 IWM Duxford auction. Having just seen a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL that his company had restored fetch a world record £220,000, he was keen to acquire a new project and settled on ‘KJH 10G’ because of its inherent soundness and enhanced mechanical specification. The seller estimates that he has spent circa £7,000 improving the MG’s appearance via a respray, re-trimmed seats and refurbished wire wheels. Summed-up as ‘a lovely thing’, this appealing C Roadster is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, tonneau cover, soft-top and history file.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars

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